July 16 Sunday
1:00 pm—4:00 pm

Departure Location:
Mere Point Boat Launch, 15 Birch Island Road, Brunswick

Contact Info:
Seaspray Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Cost: $65 per person. Includes instruction, PFD, and kayak

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Seaspray Summer Paddling Series: The Goslings

Explore Casco Bay with Seaspray Kayaking

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The Goslings

Maine Coast Heritage Trust has teamed up with Seaspray Kayaking to offer a series of 7 guided paddles to MCHT preserves in Casco Bay this summer!

These trips are offered by Seaspray Kayaking of Brunswick and managed and led by their experienced paddling guides.

Each trip will take you to an MCHT preserve for a one-of-a-kind Maine island experience and a close-up look at the positive impact of land conservation on the Maine coast.

Register for the trip and MCHT will keep you in the loop about more trips and events throughout the year and what you can do to help protect these special places.

Destination: The Goslings

Departing from the Mere Point Boat Launch in Brunswick, you’ll paddle past several upper Casco Bay islands on your way to The Goslings, one of Casco Bay’s favorite boating destinations.

This trifecta of small uninhabited islands features sandy pocket beaches, a trio of campsites, and a sandbar that connects East and West Gosling at low tide.

The Goslings features a protected sandy anchorage that attracts day trippers and coastal cruisers alike to the renown beauty of this spot. And keep an eye out as you paddle in – the rock ledges near the island are a favorite hang-out for a large community of seals.

This trip is appropriate for adults and children (8 years old and above recommended) of all skill levels. Beginners welcome.

What to bring:

  • Water shoes or Teva-type sandals (no flip flops). Your feet will get wet!
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses/Straps and a hat
  • Water Bottle
  • A warm extra layer
  • Lots of snacks and plenty of water
  • A small plastic bag for your trash
  • Towel
  • Clothing made of quick-dry synthetic fabrics are preferable to cotton

Seaspray provides:

  • Life-jacket
  • Paddle
  • Your choice of a single or tandem kayak. If you don’t have a partner and want to paddle a tandem, your guide will pair you up with someone.


Every Seaspray trip begins with a safety and skills review on land. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to sign up!

What to expect:

  • Bathroom facilities: There are outhouses available at the Mere Point boat launch. There are no bathroom facilities on the islands. Be prepared to be one with nature!
  • Each person is responsible for carrying out their own trash.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to park, sign waivers, and get ready.

Cancellation policy

  • If the trip is cancelled due to foul weather in the forecast, we’ll notify you via email 24 hours in advance and you’ll receive a full refund.
  • If your plans change, please let us know as soon as you can so we can fill your spot from the wait list. If you cancel at least 48 hours in advance, you’ll receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the trip and no-shows will not receive a refund.

The partnership

We’re honored to partner with a local outfitter to support this special series of paddles that will take you to Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserves. With a high guide-to-client ratio, these trips offer safe, one-of-a-kind Maine island experiences!

These trips are run by Seaspray Kayaking. All trip details, registration, and trip fees are managed by Seaspray. Maine Coast Heritage Trust supports Maine small businesses committed to conserving and helping steward these special places on the Maine coast.

For more information and questions, call Seaspray Kayaking at (207) 404-1100, or contact Maine Coast Heritage Trust at (207) 607-4366.

This event takes place at The Goslings, Harpswell


This trifecta of small islands features idyllic sand beaches and inviting campsites in the heart of Casco Bay. | Learn more